About the NPA

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) is the trade association for independent community pharmacy owners in the UK.


The complete membership package – designed to support and help independent community pharmacies grow their business.

Services & Support

Practical and business support - for your everyday pharmacy activities and business development.



Online Webshop for all your business essentials.


Representing you

Speaking out for you with you. Get involved in our campaigns and consultations.



Specialist insurance for the pharmacy market. Support from experts who care.


Pharmacy Vacancies

Latest preregistration trainee and pharmacy staff vacancies.


Pro Delivery Manager

Improves your Pharmacy Delivery Service, and enables great control of your patient data and patient safety


Travel Health

Get the latest advice on malaria prophylaxis and vaccination requirements


Court of Appeal to hear National Pharmacy…

The NPA presented its case to the Court of Appeal, arguing against a £321 million cut to community pharmacy funding imposed in 2016.


Price Concessions – June 2018

The June Price Concessions are now available


NPA workshops explain Pharmacy DPO requirements

The NPA's new DPO workshops provide guidance on how to establish this role in your pharmacy, as well as tips for training your team on requirements for consent and data breach.


NPA GDPR Event Aberdeen

The event will provide the reassurance that you will be knowledgeable in the requirements for the whole community pharmacy team for the General Data Protection Regulation…


NPA Conference 2018

Combine the NPA Conference on Saturday 6 October with The Pharmacy Show on Sunday 7 October and Monday 8 October. This years NPA conference package includes afternoon business…


The day we saved a baby's life

When I entered my Wheathampstead branch on a Wednesday in March the atmosphere was supercharged and the emotion palpable. I noticed a distraught young mother being comforted by…


Neil Poulter, the president of the International…

Globally, over 10 million people die each year due to raised blood pressure (BP). It is the number 1 contributing risk factor for global death, but because it is usually…


See You Sooner

A new NPA report shows that investing in community pharmacies can dramatically improve access to NHS care. ‘See You Sooner’ makes a number of policy and practice recommendations and asks for your opinion


NPA announces appointment of new chief executive

Mark Lyonette is to join the National Pharmacy Association as chief executive, from June 2018. Mark is currently chief executive of the Association of British Credit Unions.


General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Implementation of GDPR comes into force on May 25th 2018. The GDPR will introduce new elements and significantly enhanced requirements regarding data protection in comparison to the current UK Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998.


Oriel outcomes and support – the NPA needs your experiences

NPA members who used the NHS's UK-wide online recruiting platform to find a pre-registration pharmacist are being urged to share their experiences. Members completing the survey are eligible for a 5% discount on 2018 pharmacist pre-registration training courses. Take part in the survey now.


Heartbeats on the high street

Read the ResPublica report on how community pharmacy can transform Britain's Health, Wealth and Wellbeing.